Thursday, 30 October 2014

10m CW

bunged out a CQ

answered by 7q7bp, Joe, and my 1st contact into Malawi on any band

not a rag chew as there was QSB, but we exchanged actual RST, pwr and ant etc.

such a pleasant change from the usual DX 599 exchange.

when the qso ended there were several stations who called, seeking the 7q7 but Joe just moved on, leaving the frequency for me.(though I did hold back to leave him to answer if he wanted to.)

definitely my favourite way of filling a slot in my log!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Blimey!  more spots than an unwashed teenager!

Very interesting article on chasing DX slots when you don't have a massive station.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


So, this morning's contact on 40m with VK9DLX on Lord Howe Island marks a threshold as my 150th DXCC worked.

next big step will be 100 on 10m. 

bring it on!!
Propogation is playing it's silly tricks again.

right now, 40m is as dead as Hector

a few inter G contacts but nothing any further an nothing that isn't a strain to hear

and yet an hour ago I contacted the DXpedition on Lord Howe Island on the far side of Australia.

What is THAT about!?